There are 3 ways to get from Vancouver to Parksville by car ferry, car, plane or bus

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Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Parksville

$17 - $68

2 alternative options

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour, line 50 bus, line 91 bus  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Front at Church to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B
  3. Take the line 91 bus from Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay D to Jensen Ave E at Craig

$81 - $88

Fly Vancouver to Qualicum  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Qualicum (XQU) YVR - XQU

$87 - $174

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Parksville is to car ferry and drive which costs $22 - $90 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Parksville is to car ferry and drive which costs $22 - $90 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Parksville is 87 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Vancouver to Parksville, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Qualicum Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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K D Air Corporation offers flights from Vancouver Airport to Qualicum Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Parksville. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Parksville.
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  • Distance: 54.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Parksville, BC, Canada?

K D Air Corporation flies from Vancouver to Parksville 5 times a day.

Airlines
K D Air Corporation
Flights from Vancouver to Qualicum
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $230
Bus operators
BC Transit - RDN Transit System
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Front at Church to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Bus from Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay D to Jensen Ave E at Craig
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com

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